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Thanks so much to this incredible #Guelph community for supporting this great Social Enterprise program and for giving our participants a new found confidence and the skills to work independently on the job! #GuelphProud#Community#LifeSkills#Independence
Calling all #militaryspouses ! I am thinking about starting a group to help military spouses transition their professional and #lifeskills into a business. As a community of women and men spouses of the #military and #retiredmilitary we have unique skill sets and resources that we can use. Send a direct message to get more information. ((( #seriousinquiriesonly )))
Happy Monday! We are still so grateful to our Board Member, Mariam, for the tea she gave our centre. Marlo loves drinking tea as part of her routine, and enjoys the process of choosing which tea she wants, and making it herself! The perfect comfort for a rainy day.
THIS IS SOLELY MY OWN OPINION. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT RESONATE WITH IT. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO STICK TO YOUR VIEW.
According to me, gossip is actually a very wasteful activity because when you gossip about about someone else, mostly it's about the scandals or failures of another person's life.
You will definitely not talk about how successful someone is and how you should follow their footsteps, that is not gossip.
So when you gossip, it actually shows your own insecurities, jealousy, vis à vis someone else. Also it shows how mean and insensitive you can be, by actually making the other person a subject of your jokes and entertainment.
This way you are giving more power to the other person, giving more importance to other person while draining yourself off all your positivity, energy and time which could be otherwise used in some creative and constructive activities like music, sports, cooking, dancing, etc. Don't fill your mind with the crap of another person's life.
When you let her work on her own ideas at her own phase, a huge outcome is built. This is "House of America" as she introduced the work of her little hands. The best part was seeing how excited she was calling out, "mom and (everyone) I have some surprise for you." We are proud of you, "our girl." This is actually a HUGE accomplishment for her. #teachthemwell
.so glad she got that "young engineering concept on her" .
.Does she pass your archi standard Tita @clumsyclariss?
What do you do well?
What are you passionate about?
What do you have of value to share?
We tend to think about the totality of things instead of the components. We all have a part to play. Some small. Some large. It doesn't matter if you don't have alot of time or resource it just matters that you share some. We can't all be the face of a movement. All I was doing when I coached that young man (JV baseball at Grant some 8+ years ago) was trying to share my life experience and help him and his teammates grow as players, students and young men. I held them accountable, created study hall opportunity and showed them some love. They didn't always like it but many of them come back and thank me which makes my day not because of the thanks but because I can see the growth and development in them.
This is my niche.
This is what fuels me.
#familylifeceo How do you teach mindfulness to kids? (might be handy for yourself as well)
This is one of my older posts (from a year ago), but nonetheless as relevant as always. Thanks Facebook for reminding! ;) And here we go:
Mindfulness seems like one of those buzzwords everyone seems to use, alongside “smart”, “green”, “bio”, “creativity” and so on. However, mindfulness is much more than just a word, this is a way of life. Mindfulness trains resilience, offers you better insights about your own choices and in general allows you to make much more “dear” choices. By “dear” I mean choices which truly resonate with you and inspire you to move on and achieve your goals. It reduces anxiety, improves mental health and significantly encourages optimism. Thus, mindfulness matters and benefits you in many ways. Which is more, it can bring a lot of benefits also to your little ones.This is exactly what I would like to talk about in this short post.
To begin with, when is the right moment to start? I truly believe that the earlier the better, yet realistically speaking, the moment would be somewhat around the age of four. This is when I see a lot of value for a kid to learn to articulate her emotions and to learn to understand (and name) her feelings.
Just a couple of days ago our daughter was crying desperately because she fell and she hurt herself and then on top her favourite “lipstick” was gone, and all those “horrible things” happened almost at the same time. The point was: she got herself into a hysterical state and when a kid (actually any person!) is in such a state you cannot just stop crying on demand! That’s physically impossible. Our daughter wanted to stop crying. She even got angry at herself that tears still kept on rolling down her cheeks. She said that out loud! And that is what I really liked – the fact that she realized she needed to stop, but she couldn’t because in her own words: “my brain doesn’t allow me, because my brain is so sad; and those tears – they just run down! I am angry that they run down!”. She named her state and she named what was happening to her. She is 4 years and 3 months at this moment! Great job! It took me ⬇️⬇️⬇️
what if I make a mistake today, Will I regret it? I don’t believe in regret, I feel everything leads us to where we are and we have to just jump forward, mean well, commit and just see what happens....
Confidence is one of the best gifts we can give our children. Confident kids are less likely to be influenced by peer pressure and more likely to perform well in school, take on challenges, be responsible and resilient. These affirmation cards from @lovepoweredco are a great way to connect with your child before bed and build confidence. The more we think, say or hear a thought, the stronger our belief becomes. Love Powered affirmation cards are one of the many tools for building confidence in our March box. #confidentkids#confidence#emotionalintelligence#lifeskills#educationaltoys
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My mission daily!
I grew up in a pretty tense household and got yelled at regularly by my dad. Don't get me wrong, I love and appreciate him 100% ( RIP dad 🙏), but it would have been nice if he addressed things in a more calm manner.
Now that I'm a parent, I realize just how real the struggle is! The kids don't listen, they constantly whine, try to bargain, fight with eachother, etc. However, I pray regularly for grace, patience and the right words to use, because the reality is, raising my voice is deconstructive. And, let's be real, sometimes this happens with our spouse or significant other as well! After all, we are human! But... It stresses everyone in the house and presents an unwanted and unpleasant tension. So, tiday and everyday, I aim to raise my words, not my voice!
What do you struggle with most as a parent and/or spouse?